Beacon Hill Roll Call

BOSTON — Beacon Hill Roll Call records the votes of local representatives and senators on roll calls from prior legislative sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.

TIMELY DRAFTING OF REGULATIONS (H 3650) — The House 123-33, and the Senate 30-6, overrode Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a provision requiring each executive office of state government to publish on its website a list of laws approved in the prior two years for which regulations are required but have not yet been adopted by the appropriate agency. The measure also requires the agency to provide a brief statement as to its future plan to adopt the regulations.

Override supporters said there have been long delays in some agencies’ drafting of the regulations that they are required by law to develop in order to implement the law to which the regulations are tied.

In his veto message, Gov. Baker said he vetoed the provision because “it imposes unnecessary burdens on state agencies which largely duplicate the existing requirements in state law.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the requirement. A “No” vote is against it.)

Rep. Donald Berthiaume No; Rep. Kimberly Ferguson No; Rep. Stephen Kulik Yes; Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee No; Rep. Jonathan Zlotnik Yes; Sen. Anne Gobi Yes; Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, President rarely votes

RETIRED POLICE OFFICERS (H 2339) — TheHouse 122-33, and the Senate 37-0, overrode Gov. Baker’s veto of a bill allowing the Boston Police Commissioner to appoint retired Boston police officers as special police officers to perform police details. Officers who have been retired more than 4.5 years or have reached age 68 are not eligible for appointment.

Override supporters said the bill will allow some retired Boston police officers to continue to serve and contribute to public safety in the city.

In his veto message, Gov. Baker said he agrees that the bill would contribute to public safety but cautioned, “The United States Department of Labor has alerted my administration that if this bill as written were to become law, Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance law would no longer conform to federal requirements.”

(A “Yes” vote is for the bill. A “No” vote is against it.)

Rep. Berthiaume No; Rep. Ferguson No; Rep. Kulik Yes; Rep. Whipps Lee No; Rep. Zlotnik Yes; Sen. Gobi Yes; Sen.Rosenberg, President rarely votes

DIVERSITY ON THE WORKFORCE BOARD (H 3772)  TheSenate 37-0, approved an amendment to a bill creating a 33-member State Workforce Development Board that would monitor and assess the success of the Commonwealth Workforce Development System, an Internet-based system that provides online access to job openings and information about employers, services and training opportunities for job seekers. 

The amendment would require that the board develop strategies to promote the proportionate workforce participation of women, people of color, veterans and persons with disabilities across industry sectors.

Amendment supporters said this would help ensure the involvement of these minorities.

(A “Yes” vote is for the amendment.)

Sen. Gobi Yes; Sen. Rosenberg, President rarely votes

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